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As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help

The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Brave Bronzeville 7-Year-Old Gets Hero’s Award And Firehouse Tour After Saving His Mom’s Life With A Calm 911 Call

Not all heroes wear capes. They might wear size 2 Air Jordans, though.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

New 911 Service Allows Residents To Share Security Camera Footage With Police

The new opt-in service tells police where they might be able to view security camera footage in the vicinity of a crime.

Downtown

Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago

Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

No Threats In Chicago As Biden’s Inauguration Nears, But City Will Set Up Emergency Coordination Center

The center is used to coordinate public safety responses between the police, fire and city departments so they "are prepared to take protective action" if any issue arises.

Citywide

Love In The Time Of COVID: Couple Marries On Their Lunch Break In 911 Center’s Parking Lot

Friday's wedding of Vesna Torres and Daniel Torrez was unusual in many ways, including being the first one held at the 911 Center.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicagoans Rattled After Getting ‘Extreme Alert’ Text From City, But It Was Only A Test

An "extreme alert" test sent out by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications scared some residents into believing it was the real thing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore